This is linked inside the story linked inside my previous Indiana Jones article, but I love Cate Blanchett and this is a really funny interview that deserves its own post.
MTV talked to the ever-awesome Cate about her role in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and this is what she had to say about it:
MTV: I know you’re dying to tell me the entire super-secret plot of “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.”
Blanchett: Oh, I am. Stop me. Please stop me!
MTV: Go ahead. Talk it out. I’m listening.
Blanchett: It’s about this transvestite who finds himself in Victorian England. And he ends up killing himself.
MTV: That’s kind of a downer. OK, how about this: Which is your favorite Indy film?
Blanchett: I have a soft spot for the first one because I adore Karen Allen. This one is a big bar of chocolate and you want to eat the whole thing. I’m really looking forward to this slotting into the boxed set.
MTV: Do you get the sense that it will fit in and not feel out of place with the others because so much time has passed?
Blanchett: That’s really hard to say, isn’t it? I did feel on the first day [like], “I know the iconography of this.” When they were setting up the shot and I was walking into the frame, it felt familiar and strange at the same time.
MTV: Have you finished filming?
Blanchett: I wrapped on Saturday. They have a couple more weeks. It meant a lot to me. And it meant an enormous amount to my kids. They were on set, and Steven was great with the children. They loved all the effects and the stunts. It was a real riot for them.
MTV: Have you gotten bruised up? I would assume some significant stunt work is involved.
Blanchett: Oh, baby. Spielberg kept saying he was butching me up.
MTV: Are there any giant boulders chasing after you?
Blanchett: Not that I remember. Maybe that’s when I was knocked unconscious.
Funny and charming. But we knew that already.